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Stefano Trabucchi 'Lord Wilton' Violin, 2018, Cremona

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This new violin, completed in 2018, possesses a warm, round sound, with rich texture, ideal in a chamber music setting. The pattern is based on the Lord Wilton Guarneri del Gesu of 1740. The back is of one piece of maple, with dramatic medium-width flaming, descending from treble treble to bass side. Top wood of medium-grained spruce. Cremonese varnish in brown-orange over a golden ground, complementing the beautiful wood. The varnish is not antiqued, revealing, perhaps, how a newly-made violin by the great Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” would have looked in 1740.

Stefano Trabucchi

Born in 1970 in Sondrio, Italy, Stefano Trabucchi has established himself as one of Cremona’s leading masters. A graduate of the International School of Lutherie at the young age of 18, Trabucchi opened his own shop at age 22, after four years of apprenticeship. Inspired especially by the work of Stradivari, Trabucchi’s instruments exhibit the same refined workmanship, attention to detail, bold wood selection and attentive varnish work.

Learn more about: Italian Violin Making Tradition

Price: $19,000

Size: 4/4

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Italian Violin Making

Cremona: The Birthplace of Today's Violins

The origins of the violin were likely rooted in India or the Far East. In fact, musical instruments that are played with a bow appear in centuries-old paintings and pottery from many different civilizations. But there is no doubt that the violin we recognize today originated in mid-1500 Cremona, Italy, more specifically from the hand of Andrea Amati.

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